Good for the Republicans. Since Reid and company haven't had the balls to pass a real budget in about 1100 days and counting, the Republicans are telling the Democrats to show me the money.
1. National Defense is mandated by the Federal Constitution to protect us. Could it be cut in certain areas? You betcha. Are you going to help families and businesses at JBLM when 7,000 people leave the area? I doubt it.
2. The Democrats have been using class warfare against the Republicans while hiding the cost of these benefits. Time to come clean. There hasn't been any cuts to speak of since the last budget. The Economic voodoo spell has to run out sometime.
Having people dependent on Welfare and food stamps when they could be working is wrong. It is very tough out there, and between the government and charity we can help people. But many people have to help themselves. And the government needs to do what it is mandated to do. Pass a budget.
Another issue about the military. We are the main force in Europe. Since they did not have to have as large armies and navies they had the luxury of spending in other areas. And spend they did it seems. Same with Japan and South Korea.
The question is, should we remain as big or not. I say we pull back a bit, but with one caveat. We become energy independent. We have the oil, coal, hydro, natural gas, wind, solar, nuclear, and hamsters on a wheel resources. But we do have committments to Japan and other nations to keep the oil flowing. I say let the energy industry lead the way.
I know that is horrible for many of you to contemplate, but since you have been so supportive of the wars in Iraq and Pakistan, I think the War on the Environment is much more palatable to you.